Lucky Seven - Goodbye Grammarian

I was tagged by Carrie Clevenger for a fun lucky seven post. Here's the rules, which I've very efficiently copied from Carrie's post:

1. Go to page 77 in your current manuscript
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next seven lines as they are - no cheating
4. Tag 7 other authors (Done on Facebook)

Here's my lucky seven. This is taken from "Goodbye Grammarian":

"...department chair did some checking around and finally called the police.

She'd been gone for at least a week. No one was able to provide much useful information for the investigation. No, they all said, she hadn't been acting strangely, at least not for her. That more or less ruled out a simple wandering off due to senile dementia. She didn't take vacations, she didn't travel, she had no major medical procedures scheduled, either in Lexicon City or out of town. Since there'd been no contact and no ransom note, the police explored the obvious angle of homicide, that a jealous colleague had had some hand in the..."

Thanks, Carrie!

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  1. Nice, this is a fun exercise and gives people a peek at what's in store. :D

  2. Excellent snap shot. I don't have a current WIP with 77 pages (soon though!) so I'll have to fudge it and go for either 77 lines or 77 paragraphs for my new Tuesday Serial project with Adam Byatt. Thanks for the tag!

  3. Well, that's a tease of an excerpt! Intriguing stuff, and thanks for letting us have a peek. And thanks for tagging me! Peace...

  4. It really is so intriguing..I love this ..can we all play some more?

  5. Your excerpt brings in quite a mystery. Nice little tease for your book!

  6. Love it. Definitely a mysterious little view into your WIP. :)


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